But I Don’t Have An English Degree I hear you cry.
I don’t either, don’t panic. Yes, it would be a perfect world if you had a business degree, degree in English and know your HTML inside out, oh and some Java and PHP too. What you do need though is determination, ideas, and drive. It’s no secret that part of the secret to a successful blog is content so not having a list of degrees shouldn’t hold you back.
Something to keep in mind, though. If you create a blog with the sole purpose of making money you will struggle to succeed. I am sorry to slap it to you but it will show in you’re writing and you won’t be producing the amazing content that keeps readers returning.
So although you don’t need to have degrees you do need to have good content. Good content does something for the reader. It excites them, encourages them, helps them, answers a question. It’s also unique and not same old stuff that everyone writes.
It does though have to be spelling mistake free and grammar correct. So make use of the tools you have like the spells and grammar check in whichever document program you use. Also signup and download ( for free) Grammarly.
Also if you’re not confident in you’re writing there are a few things that you can do to improve it. Start by writing every day. Write anything and everything. It can be draft blog posts that one day makes it live or get deleted. It can be a journal of your day. Just write. Every day. Even when you don’t want to.
Read more. Read other blogs, tutorials, how to’s. Just get that brain muscle working. If you have a kindle fill it up with what ever floats your boat. You can also get the kindle app on your phone so that when you’re stuck somewhere you can carry on reading.
Here are all the posts in this series so you pick and choose where to go next
What is a Successful blog
Deciding your niche
Domain and hosting
Sorting your categories and tags
Picking a platform
Choosing a theme
Must haves for your blog
What will readers want to read
Writing for your reader
Photos and graphics